Sunday, October 19, 2014

Om Nom

Address: 187 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC

Phone: 03 8080 8827


Opening Hours: MON - THURS (7:00 AM – 11:00 PM),
       FRI – SAT (7:00 AM – 12:00 AM), SUN (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Staff: Attentive

Price: AUS$18 - 55

Crushing on: Mont Blanc and Mango Alfonso

Crush Level: 7.5/10

Since I saw Chef Christy Tania’s Mango Alfonso on Master Chef Australia, I’ve always wanted to visit this beautiful dessert bar but no one seems to be interested. So, I ‘force’ my family and Lidia (my housemate) to accompany me.

The interior of the restaurant was luxurious yet cozy with dim lighting. It is definitely not the usual dessert bar. It is more like fine dining.

My mom decided on the Smoked Banoffie (Banana, smoked caramel, gianduja, rum, chocolate, almond, vanilla, passionfruit, hazelnut, caramelized white chocolate and popcorn). Personally, I think it was enjoyable but certainly not the best. It was too bitter for me.

Smoked Banoffie ($27)
My elder sister went for the Basil Garden (Dark chocolate, vanilla, olive oil, honey, basil, lime, white chocolate and meringue). The dessert itself was not too sweet and the olive flavor was quite strong.

Basil Garden ($25)
Lidia, my housemate, opted for the Triple Chocolate (Dark chocolate, coconut, caramelized white chocolate, lime, milk chocolate, white rum). It was perfectly suitable for chocolate lovers out there.

Triple Chocolate ($27)
My dad, my eldest sister and her husband did not have anything in mind. Hence, I decided to choose several desserts to be shared by 4 of us. One was the Raspberry Field (Raspberry, lychee, meringue, rosewater). I really adored the design of the desserts. It was undeniably cute. The dessert itself was refreshing. I think the dessert would be suitable for those who like to eat sweet yet sour food.

Raspberry Field ($27)
Another dessert that we shared was the Mont Blanc (Meringue, dark chocolate, chestnut, vanilla, blackberry, feuilletine). This one was my favorite. I really love the crunchy texture of the dish also the fact that it was not extremely sweet.

Mont Blanc ($28)
A person can NOT possibly visit Om Nom Kitchen without trying the Mango Alfonso (Choux pastry, shiso, coconut, kalamansi, lemongrass ginger and caramelised white chocolate), a masterpiece of Chef Christy Tania that was shown on MasterChef Australia. The dessert was stunning. It was not overly sweet or sour. Also, the choux pastry was pleasantly soft.

Mango Alfonso ($27)
The desserts here are magnificent not only in design but also in flavour. Each of them is an edible art.

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